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Poster: BryanE Date: Jul 30, 2007 8:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question - favorite show and why

Either my first, 10/10/76, because it was an important day in my life. And it was such a @#%&*! amazing show. Off the charts mindblowing. Listen to Dick's Picks 33 for more details.

Or 8/16/80. Second set thunderstorm. Wow.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Jul 30, 2007 8:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question - favorite show and why

What an amazing first show for you! Best ever Dancin' in my book.

That reminds me of a close friend whose first was the Mosque, Richmond show in May 77 (an amazing performance, for anyone who hasn't heard it) and even snuck in to catch a Jack Straw soundcheck that has never found its way out to the wider world. But of course he was addled enough and so caught up in the moment that he has no particular memory of the music. Ah, youth!

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Poster: BryanE Date: Jul 31, 2007 3:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question - favorite show and why

Over the years I've never been able to say quite enough about what that first show was all about for me. I had just turned 15 and had been listening to rock and roll since I first heard my big sister and the girl from across the street going bonkers in the room next to mine to I Want To Hold Your Hand. I wanted so badly to see a concert. I had bought tix earlier that year for Led Zep, but that tour fell through. Bill Graham had been doing the Day on the Green shows at Oakland Coliseum for a while-sis saw an extravaganza in '75 (?) with Frampton, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, and who knows whatever else-when he announced the late season lineup of The Who and The Grateful Dead. I'd known of The Who for years, but my knowledge of the Dead was so limited that it barely even qualified as limited.

First rock and roll concert. First dose of LSD (Ah, youth indeed). First time I ever heard The Grateful Dead.

I could go on and on and . . . . .

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